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  • Winnipeg, MB Canada
Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

About Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program helps you to understand automobile basics, construction, operation, service, and repairs. You will gain hands on experience as you diagnose and repair vehicles using industry standard tools and equipment. This vocation is a flagship program with a high percentage of graduates entering the industry directly after graduation. 

Students in the Automotive Technology program develop the following skills: 
– industry safety and tool use 
– automotive service and repair procedures 
– advanced diagnosis and system repair 

Who Should Enroll? 
Automotive Technology is looking for students who like to learn how things work and enjoy problem solving. Students in this program are active participants in their learning, are logical thinkers, and are driven to excel. 

Employment Opportunities
Students who successfully complete the Automotive Technology program will be qualified to work as an automotive technician, automotive service advisor, shop manager, or as automotive parts representative. Students who successfully complete this program will develop skills necessary to work in a variety of other areas including, but not limited to: diesel, power sports, small equipment, mining, oil and gas industries.  

Additional Information
In the Automotive Technology program, the majority of student learning is completed in an authentic setting, using customer supplied vehicles and industry standard equipment.  Students will leave this program confident in their ability to diagnose and repair a wide variety of systems through an automotive focus. 

Course Listing

Grade 9 (.5 Credit) PMHR1G

This course is intended for students wishing to sample Automotive Technologies in a fun and engaging environment. Emphasis is focused on hands-on projects and repairs. Students are introduced to shop safety, tools and equipment, Engine Design and Power Equipment Service.

Grade 10 (1 Credits)  AT695V1S

This introductory course is intended for students wishing to explore automotive technologies, procedures and practice. The emphasis is on practical activities that incorporate a variety of automotive service based skills in a project based environment. Students are introduced to safety, tools and equipment, automotive systems, and service procedures.

Grade 11 (4 Credits)  AT000V30
In grade 11 all courses at Tec-Voc become more specific, with students now locking-in to an 8 credit pathway in a technical diploma stream. Grade 11 Automotive areas of study include: Automotive Systems and Service, Engine Fundamentals, Chassis (Steering, Brakes, Suspension), and Drivetrain. Students will spend approximately 60% of their time servicing and repairing a variety of vehicles that are booked into the shop on a weekly basis. The remaining 40% of the course will focus on the study of theoretical aspects of automotive repair within a classroom/lab setting.

Grade 12 (4 Credits)  AT000V40

In grade 12 the focus shifts to chassis electrical systems/components, electronic fuel management control systems, advanced safety systems and computerized engine diagnostics and correction. Also, there is an extensive work experience component in which all eligible students complete an internship at a car dealership or other licensed automotive repair facility, working under the supervision and direction of a licensed automotive technician.

Contact Information

ROY, Mr. Rob – rroy@wsd1.org